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Welcome to Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy! 

Join our innovative, interactive, and Holistic Coach Training and Continuing Education courses.

Why choose Wisdom of the Whole for your coach training journey?  

  • Our Holistic Coaching Mastery Program uniquely prepares you for the NBHWC certification exam

    • Our founder and CEO, Dr. Linda Bark PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, NBC-HWC was on the board of NBHWC for 8 years helping to develop their certification
    • Our NBHWC-Approved Training & Education Program is aligned with NBHWC Core Competencies
    • Our Faculty are NBHWC certified, hold ICF ACC certifications or higher and are also certified nurse coaches
    • Our holistic model of coaching is evidence based. See our peer-reviewed published articles on our model's efficacy, here and here.
    • Our 90-Hour Coaching Mastery Program exceeds the required NBHWC standards in the areas of instructional hours, practical skill development and assessment.
    • NBHWC-Approved Training & Education Program
  • Already certified with an NBC-HWC designation? We've got your Continuing Education covered!

    • Choose our Mentoring course with Dr. Linda Bark PhD, RN, MCC, NC-BC, NBC-HWC, a coaching pioneer with over 30 years experience coaching and teaching! Offers 7 hours of CE.
    • Upgrade your skillet with our Advanced Tools course for 30 hours of CE. Learn extraordinary approaches to evolve your coaching skills
    • Mentoring and Advanced Tools courses are approved by the NBHWC for the continuing education and training of National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC).

Coaching Mastery Program (75hrs)

Logistics: Consists of 4 component Courses: Core Competency, Advanced Tools, Practicum, Healthy Lifestyle Basics.

Location: Online, log in from anywhere!

Date & Time: Courses are offered 2 or 3 times a year. Choose Morning sessions or Evening sessions

Tuition: Starting at $3895 for Early registrants, payment plans available for every income level!

Completion requirements: Attend classes via video conference, complete reading and online assignments, practice sessions (outside of class), and Student Advising sessions. Submit a recorded session for skills check.

Prerequisite: Open to all health and wellness providers. Must be 18 years or older to register.

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Still have questions? Call us at 510.864.2006 or email for more details.

Continuing Education Courses

Advanced Tools (30 CE)

Logistics: 8 weekly 2-hour Video Conference classes and online assignments & practice sessions

Date & Time: Courses are offered 2 or 3 times a year. Choose Morning sessions or Evening sessions

Tuition: $995.00 (includes Coaching Tool cards)

Mentoring (7 CE)

Logistics: Group mentoring sessions in a group of 10 or less.  Individual hours can be purchased at a discounted price.

Day & Time: Four 2-hour video conference classes are held Mondays at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern. Classes are spread across 4 months.

Location: Online via Zoom Video Conference

Tuition: $495.00 

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